The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Chicken pasture gate preservation

how I painted the gate frame and the gate on a sunny day

A coat of good exterior paint should give us a few more years on this chicken pasture gate.

I got to thinking after I finished of maybe mounting a piece of scrap roofing tin to the top of the frame which might help to deflect the bulk of the rain from hitting the gate and the posts.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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